Type of Tour: Wildlife Photography Tour

Duration: 6 Nights 7 Days

Starts From: 07th of March, 2020 | Saturday | From Siliguri/Bagdogra

Ends On: 13th of March, 2020 | Friday | At Siliguri/Bagdogra

Day 1 | 07-March, 2020 | Friday:
Meet and greet at New Jalpaiguri Rly. Stn. or at Bagdogra Airport and drive down to Manebhanjang which takes around 3 hrs. At Manebhanjang change the vehicle and get into 4X4 vehicles to negotiate the rugged terrain of Singalila National Park and Tinchuley forest of Nepal. Reach Tumling (Nepal) in another one hour and check in to your homestay at Tumling. Do photography if daylight permits. Stay overnight at Tumling.

Food: Dinner

Day 2 | 08-March, 2020| Saturday:
Very early in the morning enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise on Mt. Khangchendzonga and other snow-clad peaks. Wildlife Tracking Crew will be tracking for Red Panda. Spend the whole day at and around Tumling exploring Singalila NP and Tinchuley forest. The trackers will be in communication and if the Red Panda is sighted immediately reach the sighting location. Stay overnight at Tumling.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 3 | 09-March, 2020 | Sunday:

Start the day early with the sunrise. Post breakfast drive down to Gairibas, West Bengal (The birding hotspot of Singalila NP). Spend the day exploring at and around Gairibas. The trackers will be in continuous communication. Stay overnight at Gairibas.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 4 | 10-March, 2020 | Monday:

Explore the forest at and around Gairibas mainly for birding and Red Panda Photography. Stay overnight at Gairibas.

Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
 

Day 5 | 11-March, 2020 | Tuesday:

After a brief morning birding session post breakfast proceed towars Kalipokhri, Nepal. According to the information from the trackers explore the Singalila NP area and Tinchule forest in Nepal. Stay overnight at Kalipokhri.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


 

Day 6 | 12-March, 2020 | Wednesday:

Very early in the morning reach Sandakphu to experience the sunrise on Mt. Everest, Khangchendzonga and other peaks of Indo-Nepal border. Have breakfast at Sandakphu and return to Gairibas before lunch. Spend rest of the day exploring for birds at and around Gairibas. Stay overnight at Gairibas.
Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


 

Day 7 | 13-March, 2020 | Thursday:

Post breakfast drive down to Maneybhanjang where the cars will be waiting for the team. Drive another 3/4 hrs to Reach Bagdogra/Siliguri. This tour ends on arrival at Siliguri.
Food: Breakfast
  • Photography of Red Panda.
  • Photography of Birds of Eastern Himalaya.
  • Photography of Landscape of Eastern Himalaya with Mt. Khangchendzonga in the background.
  • Heavy warm clothes.
  • High-ankle walking shoes.
  • Telephoto lens (300mm or above).
  • Wide angle lens.
  • Macro lens.
  • A steady tripod.
  • Birding Field Guide.
  • Binoculars.
  • Raincoat.
  • Camera rain cover.
  • Any photo ID proof.

Cost Per Person : Rs. 38,950 + 5% GST

Cost Includes :

  • All accommodations as per itinerary.
  • Food as mentioned in itinerary.
  • Tour Skipper.
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary.
  • Forest entry fees.
  • Red Panda Trackers and Local Guide.

Cost Excludes :

  • Air / train fare.
  • Meals / Beverages other than mentioned in inclusions.
  • Insurance.
  • Any expenses of personal nature like tips, laundry, etc.
  • Any additional cost due to change in itinerary by guest, delay / cancellation of flights, political unrest, natural calamity or any other unforeseen situation etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.